More growth for Ashfords’ Bristol commercial team with associate appointment

December 1, 2019
More growth for Ashfords’ Bristol commercial team with associate appointment

Law firm Ashfords has appointed Melinda Willis as an associate in its Bristol-based commercial practice. Melinda, pictured, has joined from British multinational mining company Anglo American, where she worked on both contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP (intellectual property) matters.  In that role she provided advice to the De...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 1, 2019
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Monday December 2 Interims: Civitas Social Housing, Fusion Antibody, Omega Diagnostics Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday December 3 Finals: Gooch & Housego, Hyve Group, Image Scan Holdings, Oxford Metrics Interims: Collagen Solutions, Consort Med., Falanx Holdings, Ramsdens Holdings, Solid State, Tekmar Group, Uls Tech Trading announcement: Ferguson Economic announcement:...

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The LAST WORD: Rachel Finch, managing director, Finch & Associates

November 29, 2019
The LAST WORD: Rachel Finch, managing director, Finch & Associates

Each week Bristol Business News lets a prominent member of the area’s business community have the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rachel Finch, managing director of tax consultancy Finch & Associates, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Captain Marvel. Marvel Universe...

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South West to outpace UK economy next year – but growth will be slower than average

November 29, 2019
South West to outpace UK economy next year – but growth will be slower than average

The South West will be among the UK’s fastest-growing regions next year, according to new research by global accountancy group PwC – although the rate of 1.2% will be significantly below its long-term average rate of around 2%. PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook forecasts that the UK economy will...

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£1.1m funding for Bristol biotech firm aiming to ‘supercharge’ cells to battle cancer

November 29, 2019
£1.1m funding for Bristol biotech firm aiming to ‘supercharge’ cells to battle cancer

University of Bristol biotech spin-out CytoSeek has raised £1.1m to help develop new cell therapies to treat cancer. The firm, based at Bristol’s Unit DX science incubator, has created cell membrane augmentation technology that could lead to new ways of tackling cancer.  The process involves modifying a patient’s own...

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Tech entrepreneur’s lost key incident unlocks idea for app that links finders and losers

November 29, 2019
Tech entrepreneur’s lost key incident unlocks idea for app that links finders and losers

A Bristol tech start-up has launched the country’s first community-focussed lost property app as a way of reuniting some of the 50m items that go missing in the UK every year with their owners. Found, which can be used by the public and businesses, is the brainchild of Lance...

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Burges Salmon leads the charge from Bristol’s top law firms in latest Legal 500 Awards nominations

November 29, 2019
Burges Salmon leads the charge from Bristol’s top law firms in latest Legal 500 Awards nominations

Some of Bristol’s largest law firms and leading lawyers are among those shortlisted in a prestigious national legal awards scheme, with Burges Salmon alone competing in 12 categories. Nominations for Legal 500 Awards 2020 are based on more than 70,000 interviews and months of research with in-house counsel, firms...

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Rebranding for long-running Bristol recruitment group as turnover soars to £500m

November 29, 2019
Rebranding for long-running Bristol recruitment group as turnover soars to £500m

RSG, the long-established Bristol-based recruitment business, has brought its four core companies together under the same brand in a move that coincides with its annual turnover reaching the £500m mark for the first time. Privately-owned group RSG (Resource Solutions Group), which was founded 40 years ago and includes the...

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Temple Bright develops education niche with Gloucestershire trust win and free retainer service

November 29, 2019
Temple Bright develops education niche with Gloucestershire trust win and free retainer service

and London law firm Temple Bright has won a significant appointment to advise Gloucestershire Learning Alliance, a trust with six schools. Like other multi-school partnerships established in recent years, the GLA Trust has been created to maximise opportunities arising from the sharing of resources and expertise.  It was launched...

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